Ok, so I have read all around about the Declared Homestead & exemptions & the dollar value that it protects of my equity. My question is this. If I voluntarily sell my house or plan on selling my house & I have a Declared homestead prior to selling & a judgment lien from a bank is placed on the property after the declared homestead. How does the sale go through title/escrow if there is no equity on the home. So, lets say I sell the home for $650k & I owe Mrtg balance/fees totaling $575k & the equity left over is $75k & that happens to be my exemption amount. How does the property get through title & escrow in CA if I am not paying off this lien through the sale. The lien attaches only to the excess equity, do I need to get the lien off the property by proof of the declared homestead?